Honored Master of Sports - in USSR were about 50 figure skaters with this title. First after 1934, when this title was established, at 1940 - Panin-Kolomenkin (olympic champion 1908).
1962 - Belousova-Protopopov.
(nobody between 1962 and 1969)
1969 - Rodnina-Ulanov and Moskvina-Mishin (now Moskvina and Mishin are coaches, in 1969 they were pair skaters).
In Russia for 20 years (from 1992) this title was given to about 740 people in all the sports, i.e. about 40 for year (not for FS, but for all the sports!).
Last edited by AlexRus; 08-13-2012 at 10:51 AM.
Sorry, AlexRus it will be off topic. But they are russian girls and they're really fascinated me and the world.
Such an amazing beauty!!
Last edited by plushyfan; 08-14-2012 at 01:27 AM.
Polina AGAFONOVA, born 02 Apr 1996.
St.Petersburg, coach Alexei Urmanov, Angelina Turenko from "Mishin's team of coaches".
2005/06 - Zhuk-Y 3rd place (4th was Adelina Sotnikova).
WJC-2010 - 3rd place (it was her best season).
2011/12 - RusNat 14th, RusYunNat 4th with best score in season - 170.69. Two events of JGP-2011, both 3rd place. Was at Substitute Entry for WC-2012.
Member of "Team Russia" from 2006/07 to now.
ISU biography http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012242.htm
(but height now is 154 cm, she grows)
ISU JGP Austria 2012, Main Entry.
She is about second (after Elena Radionova) of Russian Junior Ladies, pretending for JGP Events.
Many photos http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/98/photo/
FS 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-DXPUio5D4
AlexRus, do you have any info about programs? What does Adelina and Polina K skate to now? And Alena Leonova?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRsU6MTPK6Y I can't believe, that she is only 13!!! For me she is the best of Russian teenagers, including Sotnikova and Tukhtamisheva and Lipnitskaya, Korobeynikova.
Leonova writes in her blog that she will tell nothing about her programs before first presentation of programs at competitions.
There is info from russian "champs camp", that Sotnikova and Shelepen are in good state (both landed 3Lz+3Lo), but nothing about programs.
Last edited by AlexRus; 08-27-2012 at 08:58 AM.
It is very good that she skated without mistakes and won. Result was predictable.
But we have seen about the same her level about 9 and half months ago. It would be better for 13 years old girl to show a real progress for this time.
But it is the first start of season. Fiture starts will be better.